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Psychological Assessment of Adult Posttraumatic States : Phenomenology, Diagnosis, and Measurement - John N. Briere

Psychological Assessment of Adult Posttraumatic States

Phenomenology, Diagnosis, and Measurement

Paperback Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9781591471448
Number Of Pages: 312

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This book is the second edition of the well-known Psychological Assessment of Adult Posttraumatic States, published in 1997. A major update from the first edition, it presents a detailed, yet practical summary of the major issues and instruments involved in the assessment of posttraumatic disturbance. Dr. Briere analyzes the types of traumas most likely to produce long-term difficulties. He also explains the biological, historical, social, and cultural factors that mediate between trauma and outcome. New research on traumatic events, including rape, stalking, sex trafficking, torture, terrorist attacks, motor vehicle accidents, and disasters, is placed into clinical context. Especially relevant to the clinician, researcher, and forensic specialist, this second edition reviews the available research on standardized measures currently available for evaluating trauma's impact, noting the psychometric characteristics of each instrument. A comprehensive review of new trauma-relevant measures is provided, emphasizing their direct clinical relevance to the assessment of posttraumatic states. In addition, frequently used general psychological tests get a critical look from the trauma assessment perspective. Dr. Briere also makes new recommendations for the composition of trauma-related test batteries that can be customized to fit the clinical question and the time available for assessment. New to the second edition is additional information on the complex process of psychodiagnosis, including coverage of research and controversies in acute stress disorder, brief psychotic disorder, the dissociative disorders, traumatic grief reactions, 'complex PTSD,' borderline personality disorder, and trauma-related panic disorder. Including over 35% new references, this volume provides a scholarly, yet practical review of trauma theory and measurement. About the Author - John Briere, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology as well as the Director of Psychological Trauma Program for the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California Contents: Trauma types and characteristics / Symptoms, syndromes, and disorders / Critical issues in trauma-relevant assessment / Assessment of traumatic events / Diagnostic interviews / General objective and projective measures / Trauma-specific objective measures / Putting it all together: Assessment of pre-trauma functioning, traumatic events, moderating influences, and posttraumatic response

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Etiology and Phenomenology of Posttraumatic Stressp. 3
Trauma Types and Characteristicsp. 5
Symptoms, Syndromes, and Disordersp. 39
General Issues in the Assessment of Posttraumatic Stressp. 81
Critical Issues in Trauma-Relevant Assessmentp. 83
Assessment of Traumatic Eventsp. 107
Diagnostic Interviewsp. 121
General Objective and Projective Measuresp. 137
Trauma-Specific Objective Measuresp. 161
Putting It All Together: Assessment of Pretrauma Functioning, Traumatic Events, Moderating Influences, and Posttraumatic Statesp. 187
Conclusionp. 211
Initial Trauma Review-Revised (ITR-R)p. 215
Referencesp. 221
Indexp. 271
About the Authorp. 281
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ISBN: 9781591471448
ISBN-10: 1591471443
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised